Ethnic minority students in Hong Kong government-funded schools that use Chinese as the medium of instruction struggle to acquire enough proficiency in Chinese to succeed in the job market. Photo: David Wong
Shalini Mahtani
Opinion

Opinion

Shalini Mahtani

How international schools can truly cultivate diversity – support disadvantaged ethnic minority students

  • Hong Kong’s international, private and DSS schools are obliged to offer scholarships in exchange for land from the government. Hong Kong’s marginalised ethnic minority students would benefit from admission to these schools

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Ethnic minority students in Hong Kong government-funded schools that use Chinese as the medium of instruction struggle to acquire enough proficiency in Chinese to succeed in the job market. Photo: David Wong
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Sukhdeep Singh, a Sikh medical student, hopes to smash stereotypes at work and in society. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Sikh Hongkonger wants to change attitudes towards ethnic minorities in the city, while also becoming one of the few doctors to wear a turban

  • Medical student Sukhdeep Singh, 23, is on a mission to empower ethnic minority youth, starting with an NGO he set up with other young professionals
Topic |   Ethnic minorities in Hong Kong

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Sukhdeep Singh, a Sikh medical student, hopes to smash stereotypes at work and in society. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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